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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:05 am 
It's a long term project, but why can't the uber-rich political partisans on both sides start buying housing for the poor folks who traditionally vote for the party they support in the usual battleground states?

Find counties that usually go for their party by 80% or more and start providing housing and moving expenses to states that usually swing back and forth by a few percentage points.

The rent is priced below half what comparable rentals would cost, so the sponsor might even be able to get a nice tax deduction.

Yeah, it's awfully expensive in the short term for each vote, but it might be effective in the long term.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:49 pm 
Ick. Do we have to politicizze everything?

Habitat for Humanity is an excellent charity project. It's run by a former Democratic president, and helps people who are economically and socially very likely to vote Democrat. But it gets strong support from everyone because it's not a political project, and helps everyone regardless of party affiliation. I'd rather not see that lost, thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 8:58 pm 
LastAmorphStanding wrote:
Ick. Do we have to politicizze everything?


We don't.

But if there's a way to do that (or something like that) that's economical on a $$$-per-vote basis somebody is gonna do it.


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